A quick-reference, highly visual guide to diagnosing and treating wounds
What is the wound etiology? What factors are impeding wound healing? What interventions will facilitate optimal healing? Those are three questions every clinician must answer when caring for a patient with a wound. Essential Elements of Wound Diagnosis provides the facts needed to quickly and accurately diagnose wounds and plan both medical and wound management. The information is presented in a highly visual way: each diagnosis features close-up wound images and a succinct discussion of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, medical management, and wound management.
This unique guide serves as a self-assessment tool to help practicing clinicians learn, perfect, and assess clinical diagnostic skills. Perfect for studying for exams/boards or treating patients in any clinical setting, Essential Elements of Wound Diagnosis provides key information in concise, bulleted text, so answers to clinical problems can be located quickly and easily.
Features essential information on the evaluation and treatment of:
- Ischemic wounds
- Venous wounds
- Pressure injuries/ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Immune-mediated tissue injuries
- Infected wounds
- Malignant wounds
- Miscellaneous wounds
An appendix lists wounds most commonly encountered based on anatomical location to further assist in making a timely diagnosis.